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Hair and hair-binding in pre-Classical Greece

I’ve been doing a lot of research on hair-binding lately, as a way of exploring and strengthening my commitment. After discussing the subject with a few other Hellenic polytheists, I have decided to share the product of my study with you … Continue reading

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The Orphic Hymn to Artemis

As part of my project to record some of my favourite ancient texts in the original language and pronunciation, today I am sharing with you the Orphic Hymn to Artemis. After the Hymn to Hypnos, the Hymn to Artemis was … Continue reading

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The Orphic Hymn to Hypnos in Ancient Greek

When I committed to following the Gods back in early 2014, one of the first things I did was learn the Orphic hymns. I needed a devotional activity that I could do every day, but that didn’t require much time, and … Continue reading

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What do Hellenic polytheists believe, anyway?

If I asked you what Hellenic polytheists believe, what would you reply? “Well, duh. You believe in Zeus and the other Greek Gods.” Yes. Zeus, Apollon, Aphrodite, Athena, Hercules, Homer and the Iliad, Plato, Socrates – all those are part of … Continue reading

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Hellenismos at twelve years old: my experience as a teenage Pagan

Many people become interested in Paganism or Wicca in their teenage years. Whether it’s because they’re unsatisfied with their current religion, have always felt drawn to pre-Christian beliefs but only now have access to the information, think magick and Percy Jackson are “cool”, or … Continue reading

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Thoughts on “Prince of Egypt”

I confess I have a love for animated movies. Unlike many of my peers, I wasn’t raised on Disney and Pixar, and for much of my childhood I thought that Snow White and Beauty and the Beast were stupid (though that … Continue reading

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To Recon or not to Recon?

That, at least among modern polytheists, is the question. It is also the main difference between Wicca/eclectic Paganism and the belief systems of Hellenismos, Kemeticism, Asatru or Celtic reconstructionism. While the former focus on a connection with the Earth and are … Continue reading

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